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Tektronix DPO now with Pinpoint triggering system

Posted: 10 Aug 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:tektronix? pinpoint triggering system? tds7000b? digital phosphor oscilloscope? dpo?

Tektronix Inc., a provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced the availability of its new Pinpoint triggering system on the TDS7000B series of Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes (DPOs), previously available only for the TDS6000B series.

To meet the exacting requirements of high-end product design and test, leading-edge oscilloscopes must provide top banner specifications and exceptional signal integrity/fidelity, Tektronix explained.

"The term 'Pinpoint' summarizes the precision with which the new trigger system can isolate individual events or combinations," said Colin Shepard, VP of Tektronix's Oscilloscope Products. "By adding Pinpoint triggering for our TDS7000B series, we are helping customers to more quickly and reliably characterize, debug and analyze the fastest and most complex signals that drive today's technologies."

Pinpoint triggering enables users to quickly isolate, capture and analyze events of interest by using both A- and B-triggers mixed and qualified into almost any sequential logic combination, with more than 1,400 trigger combinations possible. This capability is ideal for customers who need to "zero-in" on specific waveform areas of interest for signal integrity and data acquisition applications and fault conditions in debug applications.

The dual trigger combinations offered by the triggering system give the user flexibility in triggering on high speed digital signals. With the system, users can trigger on events previously impossible to detect.

Pinpoint triggering on the TDS7704B provides a <1.2ps rms trigger jitter (typical) and <170ps (typical) glitch capture for isolating events of interest. Tektronix also stressed that it is the only triggering system that provides full capabilities and flexibility on both A- and B-triggers with high accuracy and at such speed.

Existing TDS7000B customers can now download the Pinpoint triggering system software as part of a firmware upgrade from the company's website at no charge.

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